UEL: Late Goals Save Lech and Gornik After Tricky First Round

Lech Poznan may have advanced to the next round, but there will be a lot of questions regarding their cup form going into the second round / lechpoznan.pl
UEL: Late Goals Save Lech and Gornik After Tricky First Round

YEREVAN, Armenia. July 19 (PSN) – Both Lech Poznan and Gornik Zabrze took part of the second leg of the first round of UEFA Europa League qualifiers on Thursday.

In the second leg, Lech Poznan lost 1:2 (0:0) away after a very poor performance with Gandzasar Kapan in Yerevan. Lubambo Musonda and Gegham Harutjunjan scored to put up the third placed Armenian league team after the half. Trailing 2:0, it looked as Lech were going to be knocked out of Europe already in first round. However, a last minute goal in injury time by Tralka saved the Polish club’s cup campaign entirely. Despite having lost, Lech were able to score a decisive away goal which played to their advantage and allowed them to advance on 3:2 aggregate. In the second round they will play FC Shakhter Soligorsk from Belarus.


Gandzasar Kapan – Lech Poznań 2:1 (0:0)
Goals: Musonda 50′, Harutjunjan 67′ – Trałka 90′

Yellow carded: Nranjan, Swierczinskij, Chaczatrjan – Makuszewski
Referee: Mohammed Al-Hakim (Sweden)

Gandzasar: 12. Grigor Meliksetjan – 13. Aleksandr Swierczinskij, 4. Vukašin Tomić, 18. Hajk Iszchanjan, 23. Ara Chaczatrjan – 11. Lubambo Musonda, 6. Wbeymar Angulo, 20. Artur Juspaszjan (64, 10. Geworg Ohanjan), 9. Geworg Nranjan (83, 7. Wardan Poghosjan), 2. Alex Júnior Christian – 22. Gegham Harutjunjan

Lech: 30. Matúš Putnocký – 19. Tomasz Cywka, 26. Rafał Janicki, 13. Nikola Vujadinović, 3. Vernon De Marco – 17. Maciej Makuszewski, 25. Pedro Tiba (60, 10. Darko Jevtić), 6. Łukasz Trałka, 7. Maciej Gajos (60, 18. Mihai Răduț), 77. Piotr Tomasik – 32. Christian Gytkjær

Gornik Zabrze on the other hand did not show anything special in their away trip, but did just enough to at least not lose in Moldova. The Miners ended up drawing 1:1 (0:1) with FC Zaria Balti. Just like Lech, they to needed to rely on a late goal. In the first leg, Zabrze won 1:0 (0:0) and as a result managed to advanced to the next round of the UEFA Europa League qualifying. Gornik will play next AS Trencin of Slovakia in the second round.


Zaria Balti – Gornik Zabrze 1:1 (1:0)
Goals: Pitty 7′ – Smuga 85′

Yellow carded: Jermak, Guilherme Pitty – Ambrosiewicz, Koj
Referee: Rəhim Həsənov (Azerbejdżan)

Zaria: 1. Vladimir Livșiț – 3. Ion Burlacu, 6. Lucas Silva, 2. Daniel Dumbrăvanu, 20. Ołeh Jermak – 10. Conrado, 22. Rubén Gómez, 7. Rodrigo Bostan (73, 25. Cristian Dros), 8. Guilherme Pitty, 9. Gheorghii Ovseannicov – 18. Vadim Gulceac (87, 80. Serghei Alexeev)

Górnik: 1. Tomasz Loska – 3. Adam Wolniewicz, 2. Przemysław Wiśniewski, 15. Dani Suárez, 27. Adrian Gryszkiewicz – 28. Maciej Ambrosiewicz (59, 11. Daniel Liszka), 22. Szymon Matuszek, 6. Wiktor Biedrzycki (73, 14. Michał Koj), 9. Jesús Jiménez, 45. Adam Ryczkowski (54, 21. Daniel Smuga) – 17. Igor Angulo

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